Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wattle Day

It's the centenary of Wattle Day - September 1, first day of our spring.

My favourite is the Queensland or Silver Wattle. It is a pretty tree and has a strong perfume. The two I have at home have almost finished flowering now.

Golden wattle images.


cav said...

Being a Cootamundra boy I too like wattles. It's a pity they are short lived. There is a purple tipped Cootamundra wattle..

wayne Job Broadford Victoria said...

The wattles around here have been magnificent this year as have all the trees. Some gums flowered for nearly six months. { Vic on the dividing range} The breaking of the drought big time. In a normal year we are a CO2 neutral country because of our huge land mass and plants [ according to a CSIRO study ] This year our landscape has sucked in half the worlds output.
On a different note the Cambridge Uni has an annual contest for definition of a contempory term. This years winner was- " Political correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by an unscrupulous main stream media, which holds forth the proposition that is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end"

missred said...

i wonder if i can get one for my garden in maryland. i like them. pretty and perfume work for me

kae said...

I'll see if I can collect some seeds from mine for you... I wonder if I could send them to you?

The Queensland one is the Silver Wattle.

Hmm, maybe not?

missred said...

i am sure you can wrap the seeds surreptiously in a letter lol
i am going to my nursery this weekend to talk about my garden so i can ask if we have them

wayne Job Broadford Victoria said...

Australian wattles are born in fire, to make the seeds germinate, a bath in boiling water will awaken them.